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What’s for Thanksgiving 2015 on the Space Station?

International Space Station Happy Thansgiving image NASA photo posted on SpaceFlight Insider

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The two NASA astronauts currently on board the International Space Station took a moment out of their busy schedule to address a question that has been raging across the Internet for several days now – what are they having for Thanksgiving dinner? 

Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren detailed what was on their menu, and also sent back well wishes to the world via a transmission sent to Earth on Nov. 23, 2015.

Kelly, who is the orbiting laboratory’s commander, and Lindgren, who is serving as a flight engineer on the ISS, detailed that the menu would be as follows: smoked turkey, candied yams, corn and potatoes au gratin.

The space flyers noted that they will have a rare “day off” while on orbit. It is unclear at this time if they will watch football as they chow down on their microgravity fare.

Video courtesy of NASA Johnson


Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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